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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 31, 2016
Season #: 1, 2
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72

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8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 62 Ratings

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  • Summary: Reporter Ozzie Graham (Wyatt Cenac) investigates a support group for people who believe they were abducted by aliens run by Gina Morrison (Ana Gasteyer) and he soon begins to suspect he may have been abducted as well in this comedy created by David Jenkins.
  • Genre(s): Comedy

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Reviewed by: Liz Shannon Miller
    Oct 31, 2016
    91
    It’s a set-up that leads to one of the most humanist shows I’ve seen in a while, truly spotlighting the unique energy of its ensemble in a way that suggests real love is involved.
  2. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    Oct 28, 2016
    91
    From the setup to the incidentals, People of Earth is packed with humor and heart forever revealed in clever ways.
  3. Reviewed by: Jen Chaney
    Nov 1, 2016
    80
    People of Earth deserves praise more for its high concept and intelligence than for its ability to generate laughs. It’s the kind of show that doesn’t make you LOL so much as chuckle softly while admiring its subtext.
  4. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Oct 27, 2016
    75
    People of Earth has built a small-town universe with just enough quirks and intrigue to keep its premise in play. It has both heart and a sense of the absurd, making it increasingly “accessible” with the proviso that you’re just not going to get a laugh riot.
  5. Reviewed by: Mitchel Broussard
    Oct 31, 2016
    70
    It follows the tenets of each genre it tackles with little attempt at straying into its own cosmic path. That’s okay, because it does what it does well, and where it does feel original and worthwhile is in its total confidence to be unusual without trying to excuse its unusualness for a broader audience.
  6. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Oct 31, 2016
    60
    The overall result is pleasant, even beguiling, but it feels a little inconsequential in a season that has brought us new comedies like “Atlanta,” “Insecure” and “Fleabag.” ... Through the first four episodes, though, the human characters don’t really come into their own in comic terms, except for Brian Huskey as Richard, who’s the most conspiracy-minded of the group.
  7. Reviewed by: Meredith Blake
    Oct 31, 2016
    50
    Instead of ridiculing the abductees, the show is a surprisingly earnest look at a group of lonely oddballs struggling with hazy but traumatic memories. But both its humor and its more serious themes feel undernourished, and the end result is a comedy that, despite its potential, feels slight.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Nov 9, 2016
    10
    This is my favorite new TV show. Funny, original, and at times deeply emotional. They aren't just goof ball weirdo's to laugh at. These areThis is my favorite new TV show. Funny, original, and at times deeply emotional. They aren't just goof ball weirdo's to laugh at. These are people suffering, and yet the show still keeps the comedy of life at its heart Expand
  2. Jan 24, 2017
    10
    This is a fantastic show, I love it. It's funny, warm and uplifting. It's about outsiders trying to find acceptance and support, with theThis is a fantastic show, I love it. It's funny, warm and uplifting. It's about outsiders trying to find acceptance and support, with the added twist of everything happening amidst possible alien invasion. It's hilarious, I hope there are many more seasons to come. Expand
  3. Nov 1, 2016
    10
    I love this show. It's amazing. I laughed through the whole first episode. It's got everything: self help groups, reptilians, sleek corporateI love this show. It's amazing. I laughed through the whole first episode. It's got everything: self help groups, reptilians, sleek corporate geeks with stand up desks, and of course, alien abductions. Expand
  4. Dec 20, 2016
    9
    People of Earth is a great show with intelligent and genuinely creative writing that keeps getting funnier as the season progresses. WyattPeople of Earth is a great show with intelligent and genuinely creative writing that keeps getting funnier as the season progresses. Wyatt Cenac's performance hits it out of the park, and he joins the ranks of the most distinguished The Daily Show alums. Expand
  5. Nov 1, 2016
    9
    this truly is one of those types of programs NOT TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY its full of heart good humor and a slight lesson ,teamwork tolerencethis truly is one of those types of programs NOT TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY its full of heart good humor and a slight lesson ,teamwork tolerence ,its very sweet and charming u cant go wrong with it really just mabey watch a coupel of times before letting kids join but aside from that word of warning everything is great tbs has once agin made a huge hit comedy Expand
  6. Dec 3, 2016
    8
    This one is a hell of a surprise! It's refreshing and creative. Even with its low budget, "People of Earth" shows that television can stillThis one is a hell of a surprise! It's refreshing and creative. Even with its low budget, "People of Earth" shows that television can still make good sci-fi with big laughs. Expand
  7. Dec 12, 2016
    7
    Slow and disjointed is how I would explain this show. It reminds me of a play with scenes that don't flow well. I think there is potentialSlow and disjointed is how I would explain this show. It reminds me of a play with scenes that don't flow well. I think there is potential with this show, so I will continue to watch it. Also, I am an Experiencer and have been to support groups, so I want to see just how "real life" they will make this show. So far it's a little "real life" with comedy thrown in. I LOVE the interaction between "Don the White" and "Jeff the Grey", they are so funny. What I don't like is the profanity that Jeff the Grey sometimes says. Hey writers, you don't need profanity to be funny. And Jeff the Grey's finger are tooooo big. Expand

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